two nations divided by a common tongue

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Sat Jan 22 2000 - 21:02:31 MST

Aargh - I just worked out what was going wrong in this exchange:

At 10:24 PM 22/01/00 EST, Greg replied to my comment:

>> Well, yes, but out of millions of animal species, humans are the only one
>> who have any problem with [...] new husbands killing the former
husband's babies

>Actually, I think the latter practice is not uncommon among non-human

By `have a problem with' I meant `strenuously object to'; Greg and
QueenMuse read it, I think, as `are plagued by a high frequency of'. Just
the opposite of what I meant, or at least orthoganal.

Damien (not fluent in American)

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